Graduate Student Boot Camp

Each fall, the CAT offers a “boot camp” style teaching series for new graduate students designed to help prepare them to teach. The event lasts for 1.5 days. Participants take part in a variety of activities, such as workshops and microteaching.

For Fall 2023, the Boot Camp is scheduled on Tuesday, August 22 from 9:00-5:00 and Wednesday, August 23 from 10:00-12:00. If you would like your TAs to participate, please be sure not to schedule other department activities during these times.

The 2023 agenda is still being developed, but you may view the 2022 agenda here.

Registration is required to participate in the program. We ask that you register by August 13 so we have time to find facilitators for the microteaching sessions.

If you are interested in learning more about this event, please contact Kristi Verbeke at

TAs in Boot Camp